Friday, July 19, 2013

MWA City Of Water Day Tomorrow July 20 At Governors Island - Enjoy And Learn About NYC Waterfront, You'll Have A Great Time

This is a really fun event and I highly recommend going.

According to the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA):
A FREE day of entertainment, education & adventure celebrating the potential of our waterfront!

On Saturday, July 20th thousands from throughout the metropolitan region will make their way to the waterfront for the 6th annual City of Water Day Festival, presented by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. A FREE day of entertainment, education, and adventure celebrating the world-class potential of our waterfront, the City of Water Day Festival is held each year on Governors Island and in Liberty State Park, NJ. Festival highlights include: FREE narrated boat tours; FREE ferry transit between Governors Island and Liberty State Park; kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, and sailing opportunities at Liberty State Park, NJ; the Waterfront Activity Fair and Symposium; special children’s activities like fishing, races, sing-a-longs, and arts and crafts; live music, delicious food, and more! Please visit for all of the exciting details.

MWA President Roland Lewis adds:
City of Water Day is bigger and better than ever this year. Check out some of what is going on:

Cardboard kayak race

Free boat tours - reserve your tickets today

On-water kayaking demos

Stand-up paddle boarding by REI at Liberty State Park

Ecology, water, and environmental projects for kids

Live oysters in an estuarium tank

Kids' experiments with solar panels and mini-solar race cars

Disney's TRYathlon - a one-of-a-kind TRYathlon that tests their skills, fosters teamwork, and allows them to discover new ways to challenge themselves.

Play games in the Brooklyn Nets' Experience, an interactive mobile unit

Improv workshops for kids

Learn how to pitch a tent and use a spotting scope at Liberty State Park

Exhibits and games in Sims Municipal Recycling's Recyclarium

Outrigger canoe training for novice paddlers at Governors Island

At Governors Island and at Liberty State Park you will find award-winning food and hundreds of Alliance Partners showing off their important work at the Waterfront Activity Fair.

Need more convincing? Watch the City of Water Day video!

City of Water Day 2013 - Join the Fun!

Unglue yourself from the air conditioner, come down to your shore, your amazing waterfront and have some fun at City of Water Day.

We look forward to seeing YOU on July 20th in New Jersey at Liberty State Park, at Governors Island and at 25 other locations throughout the harbor
Despite the heat, you will have a great time although it might make you sad that Roosevelt Island does not take greater advantage of our own East River waterfront.

Perhaps 2013 City Of Water Day be a call to action for the Roosevelt Island waterfront!!!

Here's directions to Governors Island and ferry schedule.